My Personal Fundraising Page - Help Fund a Cure for Alzheimer's
Friends and Family members,
In 2016, I embraced a challenge from a friend to participate in A Ride to Remember. That summer I rode my bike 252 miles in 3 days from Greenville to Charleston riding for a cure for Alzheimer’s.
Covid19 hit this year and the ride has gone virtual. This is my 5th riding for a cure. Instead of 3 days and 252 miles we have all of July to ride anywhere. So starting July 1, I will be riding my bike in the Greenville area for 31 days in a row. Yes, from July 1 to July 31 I will be on my bike daily.
In 2012, at the age of 77, my mother Shirley Hodges was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. In 2017, my mother's sister was also diagnosed. This cruel disease runs in the family as my grandfather had dementia and had 3 sisters with Alzheimer's. In 2013, my mother moved to Greenville, SC to reside in an Assisted Living. As her daughter, it can be challenging watching your mother become so forgetful. God continues to give me patience. The hardest part right now is I have not hugged my mom since March 9, 2020 due to Covid19 and the quarantine at her Assisted Living. The lack of socialization, a routine and human contact has really caused my mom to decline.
By participating in this event, I've committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.
Please support my efforts by making a donation. All funds raised benefit the Alzheimer's Association and its work to enhance care and support programs and advance research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!